ESCWA: Perpetuation of Israeli occupation not acceptable

[ PIC 04/08/2012 – 03:05 PM ]

NEW YORK, (PIC)– The United Nations has said that the Israeli violations and aggression in the occupied Palestinian territories do not serve the peace process.

The international organization pointed out, in its yearly report on the economic and social effects of the Israeli occupation, that the continued occupation of the Palestinian territories was neither economically nor politically acceptable.

The report, prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), pointed to the excessive use of force by the Israeli forces, the arbitrary detention against Palestinians, the destruction of Palestinian homes and facilities, as well as restrictions on the people’s movement, in addition to the six-year-long siege imposed on Gaza Strip.

The report also mentioned the confiscation of Palestinian land where 40% of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank was seized for settlement expansion in total violation of the international law, pointing to a 20% increase in settlement projects in 2011 compared to the previous year.





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Latest Reports of the United Nations

  • New UN Report Shows Sharp Rise In Palestinians Uprooted By Israeli Demolitions – IMEMC – Jan 27, 2012
  • Report OCHA – Demolitions & Forced Displacement – Year 2011 – Report | PDF



Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.



Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine



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